A Conceptual Framework for Classifying Currencies

International Journal of Community Currency Research, Vol. 24 (WINTER 2020),pp. 45-60

16 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2020

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Louis Larue

University of Gothenburg - Department of Philosophy, Linguistics & Theory of Science

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

An impressive variety of new forms of money has aroused in recent decades from various groups of people and various kinds of institutions. These currencies are at the heart of intense debates, which raise important, but often neglected, normative issues. The diversity of their goals, uses and characteristics is so large that it makes some preliminary distinctions necessary. This paper aims at providing a proper background for the discussion of the possible merits and drawbacks of different kinds of currencies. It proposes a classification that demarcates currencies according to how they relate to several crucial normative issues. Its aim is to show, for every type of currency, and as unambiguously as possible, to which side of these controversies it lies.

Keywords: money, alternative currencies, typologies, classification

Suggested Citation

Larue, Louis, A Conceptual Framework for Classifying Currencies (2020). International Journal of Community Currency Research, Vol. 24 (WINTER 2020),pp. 45-60, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3678625

Louis Larue (Contact Author)

University of Gothenburg - Department of Philosophy, Linguistics & Theory of Science ( email )

Box 200
Gothenburg, 40530
Sweden

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